Penn has beaten Columbia the last 19 times they have played, the longest active winning streak over an annual opponent in the FCS.
Columbia (1-4, 0-2) struck first on Skyler Mornhinweg's 6-yard pass to Cameron Dunn, but the Lions fumbled on their next possession and Torgersen hit Ryan Kelly with a 19-yard scoring pass two plays later. Penn scored 42 unanswered points and had 417 total yards to Columbia's 199.
Torgersen was 19 of 29 for 270 yards, with a 25-yard TD pass to Christian Pearson and a 32-yard pass to Kelly in the third quarter. Solomon scored on runs of 1 and 3 yards and Brian Schoenauer scored on an 11-yard run.
Mornhinweg was 11 of 15 for 56 yards with an interception and a fumble.